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Friday, October 4, 2013

Cut It Up Challenge #29 - Think Pink (Breast Cancer Awareness)

Challenge starts October 4 and ends October 16, 2013 at noon EST
Use Pink on Your Project and Use a Die Cut

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Cricut, Pink Journey, Breast Cancer Awareness
It is Breast Cancer Awareness time!  Time and time again, I am shocked and amazed at how many people I know get diagnosed with cancer - any form, really.  My husband is a cancer survivor, he was diagnosed June 2012 and went through a year of hell, for lack of a better term.  But he made it!  And so many others I know fight and survive.  My mom just told me of a friend of hers that was just diagnosed with breast cancer, has had a double mastectomy and will start chemo in a week or so.  She asked me to make her some cards to pass on to her friend throughout this next little while for some encouragement and to make sure she knows she has a support system. 

So for my project I used the Cricut Pink Journey Cartridge and made some "pass-along" cards.  They are just a 3" x 4" one-sided card.  All the cuts are from this one cartridge, my papers are from My Mind's Eye and Basic Grey and then I embellished them with We R Memory Keeper's Baker's Twine, Recollection's Flat Back Pearls, and Prima Flowers.  My mom thought they were perfect, so I am happy with that!  I had my first mammogram this summer and I would encourage any of you, if you are over 35 to get one too!  You can never be too safe, and you just never know - one day you could be celebrating your birthday, the next day you are admitted in the hospital undergoing chemo.

I hope that you will join us over at Cut It Up Challenges for this special challenge, and your card doesn't specifically need to be about breast cancer, we just want you to incorporate pink in your project!

I am also going to be entering these in over at CardzTV and Link Up for Pink.


  1. I noticed your lovely set of cards on Link Up for Pink. Each sentiment is simple yet so meaningful. I'm so glad your hubby is a survivor!

  2. I love this cards!!! I saw them on Link u for Pink as well :) The Cards are breath taking! Congrats to and your family making it through what I can only imagine as a rough patch in life! I will keep you in Prayers. Great Work!

  3. You cards are lovely!
    And I am happy to hear that your husband has made it through the toughest part.

    Tiffany ♥

  4. Fantastic idea to make these cards.

  5. This is so creative and cute! I really love the font and the size of these. So thoughtful.


  6. These are so pretty and amazing !


  7. The pass-along cards are just perfect. I am very glad you entered this week at LUFP. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge. Remember to get the girls checked and remind a friend! :-) Together we can beat Breast Cancer!!!


    Link Up For Pink DT

  8. These are super cute and quite sweet. I'm sure they will be appreciated.

  9. These cards are great. I'm sure they will brighten her day! Sorry you needed to make them..

  10. Beautiful cards!!!!
    Thanks for joining our linking party!!!!

  11. Beautiful cards and just perfect for Breast Cancer Awareness. Glad your hubby is a survivor and hope your mom's friend does well. My prayers go with her.
    Thanks for joining LUFP linking party and hope to see more of your creations here.


  12. Hi Mollie, your cards really called out to me at LUFP - these are gorgeous and such a lovely thing to make and to give to help those fighting the hard fight. Stunning and so pretty too x

  13. These cards will surely help your mother's friend through a difficult time. Thanks for sharing them with us at Cardz TV.

  14. Love these cards and I'm certain these will offer strength to your Mom's friend.
    Thanks for joining the Cardztv Design Team!

  15. Wow, these are fabulous! How touching.

  16. Beautiful and inspiring card set so pretty. thanks so much for joining CARDZ TV go-to-galz "Breast Cancer Awareness" challenge. Karen